The children are heading north in the coldest weather Cornucopia has seen for years. I do hope they will be alright. Click the icon to find out.
"And then a vast shadow rippled over them. Two enormous arms covered in long green hair, like marsh weed, descended upon the four friends. As easily as if they were babies, the Ickabog scooped them up and bore them away across the marsh."
This is the first piece of information we hear about the Ickabog since the day King Fred saw it in the Marshlands.
How does this change your thoughts on the Ickabog?
Does your image of the Ickabog change?
What do you think the Ickabog is going to do?
Is he kind?
Is he dangerous?
What do you think will happen to Daisy, Bert, Martha and Roderick?
Draw a picture of the Ickabog and write everything you think or know about the Ickabog around your picture.
This is your chance to become an illustrator when The Ickabog is published. If you are in Key Stage Two, your parents can submit your pictures to the competition. Here's what you need to draw from Chapters Forty-Nine and Fifty.
Bert saving Daisy from Basher John
Bert and Daisy hugging
The cabbage cupboard
Bert, Daisy, Roderick and Martha walking away in the snow
The wagon of frozen food
The shadow on the snow
Enter the competition by clicking the link below. Remember, you need an adult to send in your images and all images must be sent in by 17th July.